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Beyond the Boundaries of the Sacred Garden: Children1 and the Internet

, , Monash University

AACE Journal Volume 11, Number 1, ISSN 1065-6901 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


Concern about children and the Internet is the latest in a ritual cycle of moral panics surrounding new technologies. Such panics often focus on children and are related to adult anxieties surrounding the transgression of boundaries including those between adult/child, private/public, and work/leisure. They are also founded on technological determinist accounts of media and an essentialist view of childhood.


Quigley, M. & Blashki, K. (2003). Beyond the Boundaries of the Sacred Garden: Children1 and the Internet. AACE Journal, 11(1), 70-77. Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 18, 2019 from .


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